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March 8, 2010

 

 

 

2010-11 Rhode Island College
Women’s Basketball Season Summary
(20-7 Overall; 9-5 in the Little East Conference)

 

Providence, RI—Head Coach Marcus Reilly’s (Career record: 46-33, .582) team finished the 2010-11 season with a 20-7 overall record and a 9-5 (fourth place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen's effort tied for the best in program history, matching the record of the 1997-98 team. RIC did not lose back-to-back games at any point during the season, boasted an average scoring margin of +12.7 points and eclipsed 80 points on seven occasions. 

 

The Anchorwomen enjoyed tremendous success in the Little East Conference, winning nine regular season games to earn the homecourt advantage in the first round of the Little East Tournament for the first time since 2006-07. Their, 63-52, win over UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 22 marked the program's first postseason league victory since 2005. The team also posted an impressive 10-1 mark against non-conference competition. 

 

 

 

Senior guard Lauren Harrington (Exeter, RI) wrapped up her two-year career at Rhode Island College having played in 53 games, starting 37 of them. She totaled 309 points, 241 rebounds, 108 assists and 110 steals during her career. Harrington averaged 5.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.1 steals per game in her RIC career. 

 

As a senior in 2010-11, Harrington was named to the Little East Conference’s All-Defensive Team. She played in 27 games, starting all of them, and averaged 5.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Harrington scored a season-high 13 points in an overtime win over Trinity on Jan. 20 and registered 10 points in a victory over Southern Maine on Feb. 12. She also posted nine rebounds three times. Harrington led the team in steals (58), which included a game-high six in the Anchorwomen's Little East Tournament win over UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 22.

 

As a junior in 2009-10, she played in 26 games, starting 10 of them. Harrington averaged 5.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game. She registered season-highs of 14 points vs. Western Connecticut on Feb. 9, 10 rebounds and seven steals at Bridgewater State on Nov. 24 and five assists vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 26. 

 

As a sophomore in 2008-09, Harrington played in 27 games at the Community College of Rhode Island.  She averaged 5.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

 

As a freshman in 2007-08, Harrington played in 31 games at the Community College of Rhode Island.  She averaged 7.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.9 steals per game.

 

She is a nursing major and a 2007 graduate of Exeter West Greenwich High School. 

 

Junior guard Stephanie Coro (North Providence, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 27 games, starting all of them. Coro averaged 18.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.9 steals per contest. She led the Little East in scoring on the season and was a two-time Player of the Week selection.

 

Coro scored a season-high 30 points in a Jan. 8 win over Keene State and eclipsed 20 points in 14 games. Coro scored her 1,000th career point on a late go-ahead basket in a thrilling overtime, 85-83, win against Trinity on Jan. 20.  She is currently eighth all-time at RIC in career scoring (1,198). Coro will enter her senior season trailing Kari Geisler ’07 by 18 points for seventh all-time and needing 480 points to supplant Cathy Lanni ’88 as the all-time leading scorer.

 

Junior point guard Nicole Girard (Foster, RI) made an immediate positive impact in her first season at Rhode Island College after transferring from the Community College of Rhode Island. Girard played in 27 games, starting all of them. She averaged 5.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Her 121 assists were tops for the team, second in the Little East Conference and were the sixth-most single-season helpers in program history. Girard cracked double digits in scoring four times, led by an 18-point effort in a season-ending defeat at Western Connecticut in the Little East Conference Tournament Semifinals. She registered seven assists on four separate occasions. 

 

Junior forward Rachel Riley (Coventry, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 27 games, starting all of them. Riley averaged 14.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Riley posted 18 double-doubles on the season. She scored a season-high 22 points at Eastern Connecticut on Jan. 22, grabbed 19 rebounds at Keene State on Feb. 5, dished out four assists at Johnson & Wales on Nov. 30 and swiped four steals against Western Connecticut on Jan. 18.

 

Junior guard Brittany Saccoccio (Glocester, RI) played in 23 games for the Anchorwomen. She averaged 1.6 points, 0.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Saccoccio posted season highs of six assists and four steals in the season opening, 95-34, win over Albertus Magnus on Nov. 16.  She had her best scoring night with seven points in an 86-32 win at Johnson and Wales on Nov. 30. 

 

Sophomore forward Courtney Burns (Rockland, MA) played in 22 games, starting 20 of them. She averaged 10.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Burns highlighted her season by leading the way with a season-high 22 points to go along with nine rebounds and three steals in an overtime, 85-83, win against Trinity on Jan. 20. She posted a season-high of 12 rebounds as part of a double-double effort featuring 18 points in a 66-50 win at Salve Regina on Dec. 7. Burns swiped a season-high six steals in the season opening, 95-34, victory against Albertus Magnus on Nov. 16. She missed significant time due to a severe knee injury, but worked her way back to appear in both of RIC’s Little East Conference Tournament games.

 

Sophomore forward Melanie Cline (North Scituate, RI) played in eight games. She averaged 2.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.1 assists and 0.3 steals per game. Cline had her best showing on opening night, Nov. 16 vs. Albertus Magnus, posting season bests of five points, nine rebounds, three blocks, one steal and an assist. 

 

Sophomore guard Ashley O'Dell (Lincoln, RI) played in 24 games, starting seven of them. She averaged 9.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game.  O'Dell played her best basketball of the season after being promoted to the starting lineup in place of the injured Burns on Feb. 8. O'Dell cracked double digits in scoring in six of those seven starts and 11 total times on the season. She scored a season-high 18 points in the Anchorwomen's Little East Tournament victory over UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 22. O'Dell had season highs of seven rebounds at Plymouth State on Feb. 19, seven assists against UMass Boston on Jan. 29 and seven steals vs. Bridgewater State on Nov. 23.

 

Freshman forward Courtney Morissette (Londonderry, NH) appeared in 17 games for the Anchorwomen. She averaged 0.6 points, 1.0 rebound, 0.1 assists and 0.2 steals per game. 

 

Freshman guard Stephanie Prusko (Lincoln, RI) played in 26 games. She averaged 3.4 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.7 steals per game. Prusko scored a season-high 15 points against Albertus Magnus on Nov. 16. Her five rebounds at WPI on Nov. 28 and four steals at Plymouth State on Feb. 19 were also season bests. 

 

Freshman forward Katelyn Tarr (Putnam, CT) played in 26 games. She averaged 3.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 0.4 steals per game. Tarr scored a season-high 11 points at Johnson and Wales on Nov. 30 and registered 10 against Albertus Magnus on Nov. 16. Tarr grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 15.